Wednesday 3rd July 2024

Waffles Finds Growing Up At Shaw Valley Paws-itively Perfect

Newlyweds, Lucy Fraser (29), a Marketing Executive, and David Renwick, a Nuclear Engineer, moved into their Braxton home at Shaw Valley in November 2021.


Making room for a puppy

The couple's Golden Retreiver puppy, Waffles, was introduced to their new home in January 2023 and has since been enjoying growing up at our Newbury development. Lucy and David's main reason for moving from their rented flat into their first home was because they wanted to get a dog, which meant finding a property with a garden was essential.

The couple chose to purchase a new-build home over a pre-owned one as it allowed them to use our Help to Buy equity loan as well as their Lifetime ISAs.


The perfect location for dog walks

Lucy and David found that Taylor Wimpey's homes at Shaw Valley offered the most value for their money. Lucy said: "I signed up to every notification available to ensure we were one of the first in line. We just love the location; we had walked around the Vodafone building multiple times and always thought it would be a nice route for a dog walk - we call it 'the loop'.

"Shaw Valley is also a perfect location for us in terms of being close to the M4, while being within walking distance to Newbury town centre. Now that we've moved in, we do plenty of walks with Waffles into town, particularly at the weekends for a coffee."


Plenty of space for a growing dog

The couple's chosen house type was the three storey Braxton which features three bedrooms, one of which has its own floor, making it a perfect private sanctuary. Lucy said: "We loved the top floor in particular. We also needed a garden and plenty of space for our future dog."

Since moving in, the couple shared their favourite things about their new home, the development, and what it's been like raising a puppy at Shaw Valley. Lucy said: "We really like the layout of The Braxton; it uses space in a clever way to maximise what it has. Waffles loves the front room as he can sit at the window and bark at everyone going past."